Our members have come together from across the country to provide a year of service to Barnstable County. To read about our Year 18 AmeriCorps Cape Cod members, click HERE.
Members have had multiple service projects assisting our local shellfish constables from Mashpee up to Eastham. In addition to their economic importance to our community, shellfish are a vital part of improving our water quality by filtering out algae blooms caused by nitrogen loading. For more information about shellfishing on Cape Cod, click HERE.
Our new members have also joined in our long standing battle against the invasive plants taking over the Cape! Invasive plants are those non-native plants noted for their particular aggressiveness in choking out native plants and creating monocultures in our ecosystem. For more information on invasive plants in Massachusetts, click HERE.
Year 18 Photo Spotlight
Year 18 Members from the FireCorps, as well as CACO Fire Individual Placement Lizabeth Rodriguez, strike an intense pose after a day of restoration service in the Marconi heathlands of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Click HERE for more information about the Cape Cod National Seashore's heathland restoration efforts.
See more photos of Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod HERE.
New Member Blog Post
It’s Only Been a Month?
Written by Shane Dermanjian, Outreach AmeriCorps Member, Year 18
So it looks like I will be the author of the first blog post of Year 18. Let me tell you why, one month in, I already think this AmeriCorps program is the bee’s knees and why I feel like I am right where I want to be.
The AmeriCorps Cape Cod program is dedicated to serving the critical environmental and community needs of Cape Cod through natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental education and outreach, and volunteer engagement.